This week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to join the organization to 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Among these is renowned composer Joe Hisaishi, know for work on Hayao Miyazaki's anime movies, including the Academy Award winning Spirited Away. More after the jump.
Namco Bandai has posted a third behind the scenes featurette looking at the making of Level-5's Studio Ghibli collaboration, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. This one looks at the music of Joe Hisaishi, the composer who scored many of the Hayao Miyazaki classics such as My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service. Get a look after the jump.
Joe Hisaishi, a Japanese composer especially known for his scores for the Hayao Miyazaki films among anime fans in the world, will hold special concerts "Hisaishi Joe 3.11 Charity Concert ～ The Best of Cinema Music～" in Tokyo, Osaka, Paris, and Beijing in June and July for the victim children of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The concerts will feature his popular film scores, including Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea.